Miranda Man Arrested in Connection with Kidnapping

  Humboldt Co Sheriff Press Release: On 08-04-2011, approximately 7:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kevin Eric Wangler, 33 years of Miranda in connection with the Kidnapping and Robbery of a 44-year-old Willow Creek man, on 08-03-2011. Wangler was identified as the second suspect in this case and was located by deputies at a residence located on Bloody Nose

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The Bilbo Burgers are Back—Chimney Tree Open

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPzawgIaRJQ] Are you like this forlorn visitor to Hobbiton/Chimney Tree and feel deprived because you can’t see the little hobbit sculptures?  Or are you a foodie and remember the delicious milkshakes and crispy fries? The homemade pies?  Chicken nuggets- Potato Salad- Coleslaw? Well, I just got word that the Chimney Tree restaurant opened yesterday. I’m looking forward to those milkshakes!

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300+ Personnel Battle Fire in Mendocino

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hams+pass,+Covelo,+CA&aq=&sll=39.381549,-123.254929&sspn=0.446878,0.891953&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Ham+Pass&ll=39.887098,-123.089455&spn=0.444169,0.891953&z=11&output=embed&w=425&h=350]   This morning hundreds of firefighters battle the Pass Fire  northeast of Covelo.  Costs have reached nearly a 1/2 million dollars in less than a day of struggling to extinguish the blaze which raced to cover 800 acre in the matter of just a few hours.  Emergency vehicles and crews from across the northern half of the state

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Another Fire in Northern Mendocino–This Time By Covelo

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=firefox-a&q=map+of+mendocino+pass+road&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Mendocino+Pass+Rd,+Covelo,+California+95428&gl=us&z=11&ll=39.825164,-123.093218&output=embed&w=425&h=350] Firefighters are battling a 50 acre fire five miles east of Covelo. The fire is apparently at the intersection of Mendocino Pass Road x Mendocino National Forest Road 23N25. It is now 50 acres and growing.  According to this site, it has the potential to grow much larger and there are structures threatened. UPDATE 1:40: The above site

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Head's Down: Boeing 787 Flying Very Low in the Humboldt Skies

According to the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Dept,  Heads up. Boeing is planning a low altitude flyover of a 787 tomorrow. Last time they did this they didn’t warn everybody and it scrambled a lot of emergency agencies with visions of 911. Anyone know why they would do this? UPDATE: Nate Downey’s memories of the earlier Boeing flyover are riveting! _____________

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